Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Story of the Shakers in the history of religious life in America

I visited the Berkshires and wanted to learn more about this unusual religious group which was founded by a woman and created religious communes that existed from the 18th century to the 1960. They lived and work the soil and kept their faith. Their commitment to a simple and religiously based lifestyle is admirable and stands out in the annals of American history.
Have a good read and your comments are always welcome.

1 comment:

Don Morris said...

Your comment, "Religion isn't just something that one does once a week. It's a way of life, from sunrise to sunset", is the lessens of spirituality. Spirituality and the moral underpinning of any religion are not rituals, but how one lives there life. When customer and rituals are in sink with nature where morality resonates, the highest form of spirituality is achieved.